Cultural organizations

Institutions in the U.S.

ANLE, the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, is an institution made up of philologists of the Spanish language who live and work in the United States, whose mission is to support and promote the study and correct usage of Spanish in the United States of America.
Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana
The Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Inc. (CCEMiami) was founded in 1996 and aims to promote and foster cultural cooperation, local creativity and the creation of a space for dialogue and exchange by means of a culturally relevant and continuous annual program.
The Dalí Museum
The Salvador Dalí Museum is an art museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, dedicated to the work of Salvador Dalí. It houses the largest collection of Dalí’s works outside Europe.
The Gabarron Foundation
The Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts has been serving the Spanish and American communities since 2002. The Foundation specializes in art exhibitions and various cultural activities.
Estreno Contemporary Spanish Plays
Co-edited by Iride Lamartina-Lens and Susan Berardini, Estreno Contemporary Spanish Plays is a non-profit literary press that publishes stage-worthy English translations of the best and most current plays from Spain. Since its inception in 1992, this annual series has been dedicated to connecting English-speaking readers, theatergoers, stage directors, actors, scholars, and students with acclaimed, contemporary Spanish playwrights and their works.
Hispanic Society of America
A free museum and reference library in New York City for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain and Latin America. With more than 900 paintings and 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing, including masterworks by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, is a division of New York University that aims to promote research and teaching on Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at the university, and to mount free public programs for a general audience that highlight the history, politics and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
Meadows Museum
The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas, houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish Art outside Spain. Ranging from early Renaissance examples to modern works by Pablo Picasso, Francisco de Goya, Joan Miró, and Juan Gris, including Spanish Golden Age Baroque artists such as Diego Velázquez, and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
Observatory Harvard
The Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States is a space for the study of the Spanish Language in the U.S. with special attention to its social, cultural, and linguistic evolution, its use by any speakers of the Spanish language.
Spain-USA Foundation
The not-for-profit Spain-USA Foundation aims to promote cultural, scientific, and educational activities of interest to Spain and the United States, to further cultural, scientific, technological, and business cooperation between and amongst both countries and Ibero-America, as well as to protect, preserve, study, commemorate, and exhibit the underwater and cultural heritage of Spain and its contributions to the history and culture of the America.
U.S. Cervantes Institutes
The U.S. centers of the Instituto Cervantes are not-for-profit organizations created to promote the teaching of Spanish and the co-official languages of Spain, and to contribute to the advancement of the culture of Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries.
Learn more about the various Cervantes Institutes in New York, Albuquerque, Chicago and Cervantes Aulas in San Antonio and Seattle.
U.S. Cervantes Virtual Classrooms
AULA Virtual de Español —Instituto Cervantes’ virtual classroom— offers Spanish courses online.

Official Institutions in Spain

Acción Cultural Española (A/CE)
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is an agency that orchestrates public support for the promotion of culture, both in Spain and overseas. Its aims include promoting Spain’s rich and plural artistic legacy and fostering the internationalisation of its most contemporary creative and culture sector.
AECID – Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo
AECID is Spain’s Agency for International Development and Cooperation. It is the main management body for Spanish cooperation, which combats poverty and works for sustainable human development.
Casa América
Operated by Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Casa América highlights Spain’s shared history and cultural affinities with America.
Fundación Carolina
The Carolina Foundation is a public-private institution that promotes cultural relations and cooperation in education and scientific cooperation between Spain and the countries of the South American Community of Nations.
ICEX – España Exportación e Inversiones
The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) is an agency of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, serving Spanish companies to promote their exports and facilitate their international expansion. For this purpose, it possesses its own financial, material and human resources.
Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes is a not-for-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. Its mission is to promote the teaching of Spanish and the co-official languages of Spain, and to contribute to the advancement of the culture of Spain and the Spanish speaking countries.
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación
Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, implements and assesses Spain’s foreign policy and development cooperation policy, following the Government’s guidelines and applying the principle of unity of external action.
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, is responsible for setting out and implementing Government policy on professional training and university education, as well as for promoting, protecting and disseminating Spanish historic heritage, state museums, the arts, books, reading and literary creation, film and audiovisual activity, books and state-owned libraries, and for promoting and disseminating culture in Spanish.